Hey all -
I'm coming off of some shoulder work and basically started benching a month or so again after a long hiatus, opting instead for DB work for all my presses. The shoulder is getting stronger and the bench is continually improving.
I'm using the Wendler 5/3/1 approach for my benching as well as other assisting lifts (floor presses, db's, triceps work, boards, etc.)
I know there are a bunch of strong dudes (dudettes) in the SS forum, many of you compete or are just freaking strong.
What I'd like to hear from folks is what programs have you used with success to push your bench numbers up? Was it a strict programe (eg Westside, Madcow, etc), or just a rep/set scheme you did? Hybrid approach? Frequency? Did you drop other things for a period of time to bring your bench up?
I know there are tons out there, and I've been catching up on many, I'd just like to hear about your successes or favorite approaches THAT HAVE WORKED FOR YOU. I'm not looking for "try this or that", I'd like to hear from your experiences (good or bad).